Music Within is 2007 dramatic film that chronicles the real life story of Richard Pimentel (Ron Livingston), a young man with dreams of becoming a public speaker. After venturing to Northwestern University to meet and audition for his idol Dr. Ben Padrow (Hector Elizondo), Pimentel is told that he needs more life experience. Pimentel then enlists in the army and heads to Vietnam to fight in the war. When a bomb detonates next to his head, Pimentel loses all hearing and returns home to Oregon. When Pimentel realizes the difficulty of achievement while struggling with his newfound disability, he becomes an advocate for instigating societal change for people with disabilities. Pimentel befriends Art Honneyman (Michael Sheen), a student with cerebral palsy, and Mike Stoltz (Yul Vazquez), a fellow veteran, and together they confront societies challenges head on. Directed by Steven Sawalich, Music Within also stars Melissa George and was released by The Weinstein Company.